Welcome to The Mining Colony!
This section is ONLY for NON S.A.B.E.R. GUILD Sabersmiths
that will be offering their services to FX-sabers members.
Please use the Forum Gallery
or Saber Modifications & Customs
to post your saber builds.
You may show:
* Build logs
* Upcoming products
* WIP threads
* Offer customization servicesYou may not sell your items here. Please list them in the appropriate section of the Trade FederationInterest threads that may become sales threads must go in the Trade Federation.
The Mining Colony are the independent sabersmiths here at FX-Sabers who agree to operate under the charter and warranty that Jango set up... Vendors are members of the "The S.A.B.E.R. Guild" which is an invite only group who's membership is decided by Master Yoda alone... You'll notice that their names appear in ORANGE
when you see them around the site...
The Mining Colony (or MC) will, at all times, be headed by a "Mining Colony Manager" or "MCM". The Current MCM is under review
Basically "The S.A.B.E.R. Guild" is the Major leagues, and the mining colony is the Minors, to use a sports analogy.
"The S.A.B.E.R. Guild" members may not post in the mining colony as they have their own sections on the site.
More info on the S.A.B.E.R. Guild The S.A.B.E.R. Guild
S.A.B.E.R. Guild members The S.A.B.E.R. GUILD Members & Mission StatementPlease fill out the linked form in the post below to request admission to the MC and permission to post your thread offering services.
The New Mining Colony Application
All applications will be voted upon by The S.A.B.E.R. Guild members, the Fx-Sabers staff and Administrators (These groups make up all voting members).
*In the unlikely event that a MC member through inaction or action becomes a problem for the site or staff, or breaks any of the MC/Guild interaction Guidelines presented herein, that member's status will be reviewed by the S.A.B.E.R. Guild Advisory Committee and a vote for removal (by all voting members) may occur.*Mining Colony Requirements and RegulationsMining Colony Re-application Time Frame
for those who apply and are not admitted on the first try:New Community Member as an Applicant
- less than 1 1/2 years membership and less than 25 positive SABER feedbacks it is 6 months each time.Veteran Community Member as an Applicant
- greater than 1 1/2 years membership and more than 25 SABER feedbacks it is 6 months the first time and 3 months thereafter.Exception: Prolific Producer
- greater than 1 year in the Community and more than 25 positive SABER feedbacks is treated as a Veteran Community Member.2013 Addendum, Public Notice:
Ratified by the S.A.B.E.R. Guild Advisory Committee 1-15-13Addendum:
Any Guild members' "Intellectual Property" or "Developed Products" that are copied as commissions (for money) by Mining Colony or other
Guild Member(s) is not allowed without prior permission of the original creator/developer/IP holder.Rationale:
Our Guild members have spent significant time (refining the process) and significant capital investment (funds) in developing these products.
Non-approved products have produced a number of negative long term effects on the Community, including but not limited to, distrust in the market place.
If a member buys one of these copies second hand, under the impression it is a genuine Guild member's product, when indeed that is not the case, then the actual product becomes devalued. This type of tomfoolery also decrease the incentive for the Guild members to produce runs or invest financially in future innovation.1.Mining Colony Appointment Process, Orientation and Code of Conduct
The Mining Colony was created a an entity where up and coming service providers within the Fx-sabers.com Community could market and display their wares. Although not endorsed by the Administration of Fx-sabers, the members of the Mining Colony provide valuable services and products to the Community. The Colony is also a vehicle for those who would one day like to attain S.A.B.E.R. Guild membership. As of 10-3-12, the S.A.B.E.R. Guild Advisory Committee (“The Committee”) will also provide oversight for the Mining Colony and will facilitate all policy therein. The “wild card” member will always be JANGO FETT when the Committee entertains Colony business. Mining Colony members, although not required to have a legal business license, must maintain an up-to-date thread in which they display their “Terms & Conditions”, policies, warranty and price list. Colony members will maintain a pricing structure that falls within what is considered to be “fair market value (FMV)” at the time. This is not a “cutthroat” organization and any incidence of such behavior will result is punitive action, which can range in severity from a verbal warning to expulsion from the Colony. Colony members will undergo a “Mining Colony” orientation program before they are allowed to conduct business as a member of the Colony. Topics included in the orientation program will include; Pricing structure and FMV for services, Customer service expectations, Services thread structure, Warranty structure and implementation, business ethics and interaction with colleagues. All original Colony members have undergone this orientation and are not required to repeat it. Those members inducted after 1-1-10 must complete the orientation to continue their membership. Members of the Committee will provide the orientation and certify that each member has successfully completed the curriculum. A thread will be created, where members who have completed the program will post a response. This response will serve as said member’s electronic signature and personal acceptance of the guidelines of the Mining Colony.MC members who have already completed the required training:
JYN Graphic Arts and Services
Kilsythe Customs/Jango Fett
Evolutionm Arms/Anakin Skywalker (Formerly Alex Gordon)
Calvary Custom Sabers
CSJ Custom PropsCurrent MC members who must complete the required training:
Naigon's Electronic Creations- Training to be scheduled2.Participation Level.
The MC members are Hobbyists offering services to fellow members, and possibly working towards GUILD status. Not logging on for months at a time, or updating clients, build threads, ect. without prior notification of a hiatus is not acceptable.
The primary function of the build logs is to keep clients and or potential clients aware of the MC member's availability. These can easily be updated to say "closed due to family issue, returning xx/xx" or something similar.
1 month with no login to FX or posts, and no update to build log or a notice to a staff member, the MC members will be sent a PM and email with a status update request. If the request is ignored, or no satisfactory reply is given the MC member's thread will be moved to the Inactive Manufacturer's area. 3.Contact info
This is voluntary.
MC members will be requested
to provide physical address, email address and phone(optional) contact info to each other. Some notes on when is the best time to call as well, if number is provided. The list will be made available to FX-site owner and the Mining Colony Manager. The Mining Colony Manager or MCM will provide each MC member their contact info, and best way to contact.
The purpose is to start a network of peers that can work together to answer questions and provide support when an MC member is having "Darth Real Life" over for a visit. Contact info is not to be disclosed to ANY or members or clients without written permission from the Mining Colony member.4.Off Website linking
The Mining Colony is for hobbyists to provide services to FX-sabers members here on FX.
You may link your personal site in your services page, if it is a gallery comprised of entirely of your own work, or the specific item listed in your services page that is made and sold by you.
You may not link to:
- A non saber related website or forum
- A prop related website or forum
- Another Saber related forum or website
In the event a Mining Colony Independent Contractor receives 3 separate negative feedbacks (2 of 5 and under) in the feedback area, they will be removed from the MC.
The Independent Contractor will be able to reapply after 3 months.